Geothermal power set for new beginning
Taiwan will start producing geothermal power on a commercial scale for the first time in nearly 30 years on 23 November.
That's when an Yilan County facility begins operations.
The 4.2 megawatt (MW) Cingshuei Geothermal Power Plant, the first privately built geothermal power plant in Taiwan, is ready to launch commercial operations after being granted a commercial license last month.
The geothermal power plant will be able to generate 3,150 kilowatts per hour, which can meet the demand of 10,000 small-sized households.
The number of households is equal to the combined households in Datong Township, where the power plant is located, and the neighbouring Sanxing Township.